So the critisms are gaining momentum but I told you I would follow up on which countries would provide aid if any did. I heard this afternoon that 39 countries say they will help out in the relief effort. It is pleasing to hear that the international community is going to help for helps sake.
The situation does look grim down south but it is only going to get better as the days pass. President George W. Bush will sign or has already signed a 10.2 billion aid package that goes in affect immediately and government aid will continue to help the people and to rebuild the city.
On that note I have some intreguing information. 94.9 fm Kouw.com interviewed Lawrence J. Vale, co-author of The Resilient City: How Mondern Cities Recover from Disaster, discussed how No major city in the world has ever failed to recover from a major event. People have way to much love for there city to give up on it. Some good examples are Hiroshima (A-bomb), Toyko (fire-bombed) and Berlin (allied bombing and ground warfare). These cities have recovered and are now stronger after their disasters. These cities were totally destroyed but the people persivered and rallied behind their city. So I don’t buy the agrument that New Orleans or other Gulf cities will not recover.
There is a major problem with the every increasing violence in the Gulf area but I would put money on it that that problem will be resolved soon.
In conclusion, The United State of America will prevail through this tragedy but it will take time. The resources are being dispatched and arriving on scene to assist everyone. It speaks true to The United States of America culture that we will help. It doesn’t matter what country you are from, if there is a disaster then we will be there to help out and that I can promise you.
To everyone who has been affected by Hurricane Katrina my heart & prays go out to you and that you find a way to have your pain eased.